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Seahawks Reportedly Make Notable Quarterback Change In Practice

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The Seattle Seahawks are making a notable quarterback change at practice this Tuesday afternoon. According to a report, the NFC West franchise is replacing Geno Smith with Drew Lock on the first-team offense. 

It's unclear if this is pre-planned or a decision based on performance. Either way, it's notable. There's a belief it's only a matter of time before Pete Carroll picks Lock over Smith. 

With that being said, Smith did perform well in the Seahawks' preseason opener. 

"#Seahawks QB competition update: Drew Lock starting out with the No 1 offense to open the team portion of practice," said John Boyle.

Perhaps the Seahawks simply want to see how Drew Lock performs in training camp. It's worth giving him a shot considering how much time is left in training camp. 

Lock actually had the better stats in Seattle's preseason opener, albeit against the Steelers' backups. He completed 11 of his 15 pass attempts for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Smith, meanwhile, had 101 yards through the air and a score on the ground. 

The Seahawks battle the Bears in their second preseason game this Thursday night.